The Sports Philanthropy Project will be hosting two question-and-answer sessions via teleconference during the month of April, to answer frequently asked questions about the award application and process. This year, past winners will be participating on these calls to share feedback about each of their unique experiences. You can participate in one or both of the calls by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, April 14th, 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST
Jenny Miller, Steve Nash Foundation (2008)
Peter Racine, Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation (2006)
Sue Petersen, San Francisco Giants Community Fund (2008)
Thursday, April 30th, 3:30pm – 4:30pm EST
Jenny Turner Koltnow & Eric Bleier, Memphis Grizzlies Charitable Foundation (2007)
Sandy Murray, The Moyer Foundation (2007)
Sarah Martinez-Helfman, Philadelphia Eagles Youth Partnership (2005)
Below are some frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the award. For a more comprehensive FAQ or for a question not answered here, you can participate in one of the calls mentioned above, or visit the award website.
Am I eligible to apply?
You are eligible to apply if you represent one of the following: the community relations department of a professional sports team, a professional sports team foundation, a professional sports facility charity, a professional sports league, a professional sports player association, a professional athlete foundation, a professional athlete donor advised fund or a professional coaches foundation.
What is the prize for winning this year?
The 2009 award winners will receive national marketing and exposure in Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal, the sports industry’s leading weekly trade publication. You will also be honored at a presentation in your local community.
Is the award considered a grant?
While the award is not tied to a grant, we believe that the recognition you receive as an award winner can serve as a catalyst to securing attention and support for your community programs.